Course Information

Sep. 12, 2017

Jan. 23, 2018

Jan. 24, 2018

May 22, 2018

Location: Seattle, WA

*Schedule and curriculum subject to change.

CAPTAIN’S COURSES – The following classes are offered to captains and crews of vessels with Northern Lights generator sets and Lugger propulsion engines.

Course No. NLLC1

Location:
Northern Lights Corporate Headquarters
Training Room
4420 14th Ave. NW Seattle, WA 98107
Tel: (206) 789-3880 Toll Free: (800) 762-0165

Course duration: 8 hours. Classes begin at 9:00 am and end at 5:00 pm local time each day.

Travel arrangements are the responsibility of the student.

Prerequisites: None.

Objectives:
Students will be able to understand installation requirements, model nomenclature, operation,
maintenance and basic diagnostics of Northern Lights generators.

Description:
This course is designed primarily for vessel owners, captains and crew, using running generators for demonstration. Students will learn basic operation and maintenance procedures, including important cooling, fuel, electrical, and exhaust system service. Basic diagnostics and technical terms helpful in discussing service concerns with professional technicians are covered.
Cost: There is no cost for this course for Captains on Northern Lights-powered vessels.

Content and Agenda:
Captains’ Class seminars address Preventive Maintenance, routine maintenance and problem solving techniques in these areas:

Preventive Maintenance –
1. Fuel system & primary (Racor) filters
2. Cooling system(s) & pumps
3. Exhaust system: elbows, mounting, leaks
4. Air Intake: Air filters, turbocharger, ventilation
5. Electrical: starting, charging, fuses & breakers
6. Chafe, wear & vibration issues: cables, bolts, hoses, wiring, belts
7. Why any leak is bad – early warnings
8. Corrosion, erosion & rust
9. Proper startup and shutdowns
10. Control systems: Cables, mounts, hydraulics, electrical
11. Look, Listen, Smell, Feel

Routine Maintenance – How To’s
1. Changing fuel filters
2. Priming and bleeding: low and high pressure systems
3. Changing engine oil and filter; finding the O-ring
4. Anti-siphon loops – drowning prevention
5. Checking pumps and thru hulls

Problem Solving – What you can fix under way
1. Electrical: Alternator & starter issues, finding fuses & breakers
How to read a multimeter – what to look for
Easy $7 relay diagnostics/repairs
2. Cooling system: Pumps you fix, pumps you replace; how to do it
Replacing impellers, where to find the pieces when they fail
All you need to know about heat exchangers
Where the thermostat is hidden & why you probably don’t need to fix it.
Drip pan diagnostics – why seawater leaks are bad
3. Fuel System: Fuel rack solenoids, lift pumps
4. Lube system diagnostics
5. Smoke-ology: diagnosing smoke by color

To Register:
Contact Scott Putnicki sputnicki@northern-lights.com

Course Information

Sep. 13-14, 2017

Sep. 18-19, 2017

Jan. 25-26, 2018

Jan. 29-30, 2018

Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2018

May 23-24, 2018

Location: Seattle, WA

*Schedule and curriculum subject to change.

PRODUCT OWNER’S COURSE – The following classes are  offered to vessel owners with Northern Lights generator sets and Lugger propulsion engines.

Course No. NLHO1
Part No. 03-00006
Hands-On Diesel Engine Class

Location:
Northern Lights Corporate Headquarters
Training Room
4420 14th Ave. NW Seattle, WA 98107
Tel: (206) 789-3880 Toll Free: (800) 762-0165

Course duration: 2 days. Classes begin at 8:00 am and end at 5:00 pm local time each day.
Lunch is provided by Northern Lights, Inc.
Travel arrangements are the responsibility of the student.

Prerequisites: None.

Objective:
Students will gain first hand knowledge of marine diesel engines, systems, proper operation and routine maintenance. Students will learn to diagnose and resolve the most common mechanical and electrical challenges encountered when cruising.
Cost: $450 per person
Course payment is fully refundable if cancellation is received within 14 days of the beginning date of the course. Course payment is 50% refundable if cancelled within 7 days of beginning date of the course.
Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days before the beginning date of the course, or for no-shows.

Content and Agenda:
• How diesel engines work
• Strategies for Reliability – treating your engine right
• Understanding diesel systems
Fuel
Air/exhaust
Cooling
Lubrication
Electrical/electronic
Emissions
• Engines disassembly and assembly – a look inside
• Maintenance – avoiding repairs and problems
• Safety – protecting yourself & preventing injuries
Fuel system
Air and exhaust system
Cooling system: freshwater & seawater
Lubrication
Electrical
Emissions
• Diagnostics, trouble shooting tips, tricks, and things you can do yourself
Smoke & steam in the exhaust
Leaks – what they mean, what to fix
Vibration & chafing problems – preventing surprises
Work arounds when you don’t have the special tool

To Register:
Contact Scott Putnicki sputnicki@northern-lights.com

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